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06/21/2018

New Model Shows Where to Improve Power Grids

Robert Perkins
Increasing reliance on renewable energy sources adds uncertainty to power grids. A new model gauges the impact of that uncertainty.
Lights
06/20/2018

Clues to Solar Cell Efficiency Found at Atomic Level

Robert Perkins
Marco Bernardi and David Hsieh rule out a commonly held belief about a promising solar cell material
Solar cells
06/07/2018

JPL News: NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.
image of Curiosity rover
06/06/2018

JPL News: Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning.
artist's concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter's northern hemisphere
06/05/2018

Collisions of Dead Stars Spray Heavy Elements Throughout Small Galaxies

Using the W.M. Keck Observatory, researchers have found the primary source of heavy elements in dwarf galaxies.
Sculptor Dwarf galaxy
05/24/2018

String Theorist Wins Hamburg Prize

Whitney Clavin
The 2018 Hamburg Prize goes to Hirosi Ooguri and comes with a three-day symposium in his honor.
Hirosi Ooguri
05/16/2018

A Centennial Celebration for Richard Feynman

Whitney Clavin
A two-day celebration honored Richard Feynman—the explorer, teacher, and seer.
Feynman 100 logo
04/30/2018

Astrophysics Student Selected for Fulbright Fellowship

Emily Velasco
Astrophysics student Roohi Dalal has received a Fulbright fellowship to travel to the Netherlands where she will study the distribution of galaxies in the universe. The way galaxies are arranged could reveal clues about how general relativity works on large scales.
A portrait of student Roohi Dalal
04/23/2018

Astronomers and Data Scientists from Caltech and India Join Forces to Produce More Powerful Data Analysis Tools

The growing scientific partnership between Caltech and India including the TMT and...
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04/11/2018

Astronomy Professor and JPL Historian Win 2018 Guggenheim Fellowships

Whitney Clavin
Shri Kulkarni of Caltech and Erik Conway of JPL have been named 2018 Guggenheim fellows.
Guggenheim Fellowship Logo